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21 June 2019

Rustenburg – A 36-year old man was arrested by the Rustenburg Police on Tuesday 12 June after failing to produce papers for thousands of Rands worth of copper cables found in his possession, and is set to be tried by the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court.

The man was nabbed in Sondela during a police raid to establish if those dealing in scrap metal, second-hand goods, motor vehicles, tyres and cellular phones were conducting their businesses within the confines of the law. Police spokesperson sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi said the raid focused on dealers operating in Tlhabane, Boitekong and surrounding areas.  


“The man was arrested for the illegal possession of 117kg of copper cables after he failed to produce the necessary documentation,” Ofentse said.

The police also suspect that two valves found in the man’s possession and could not be accounted for, could be the property of a local mining company.


“Several fines were issued to cell phone dealers who failed to comply with the law,” Ofentse added. 

The long walk to the police van… 
Police seized 117kg of copper from the suspect. 

 

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